This story has been a long time coming. Way back sometime last fall, my good friend Charlotte, who writes at Ciburbanity, asked me if I would like to be part of a project involving Habitat for Humanity. Her idea was to gather up all her blogger friends and assign each group a room to decorate in a Habitat house that was being built for a wonderful family. I was so excited that she asked and jumped at the chance to join in the project.
Way back in March, some of us met up at the house to get our hands dirty and help with drywall, painting, and insulating. That was the day I got to meet the sweet family we were doing this all for.
There was no heat in the house yet, so it was all sweatshirts and gloves and the occasional need for a hot coffee.
This is what the house looked like back then.
It was so difficult to imagine the space when it didn’t have solid walls. It took lots of measuring to make sure everything was going to fit just right.
Since then we all have been working feverishly, thrifting, building, sewing and crafting our blogger hearts out to decorate an entire house on a budget. We were lucky enough to have donations from companies like Wayfair, Hometalk, Connecticut Lighting Centers, and Rugs USA that provided us with cash, gift cards and product to help us fill this home.
When we went to decorate the house, there were still some things left on the construction end of it, so if you see something missing here and there, that’s why. Habitat for Humanity was nice enough to let us decorate the house and reveal it to the family and then finish their work around us 🙂
So lets get on with the big reveal, shall we?
Here is the master bedroom!
I cannot tell you how pleased we are with how this room all came together. After the countless emails and messages to chat about ideas, diy options, and color choices, to see it all together and to have it all look great was such a blessing.
Each of us showcased our skills by making a little something for the room.
Bee made this sweet little sign for the wall. What better sentiment to have over your headboard?
Charlotte made this upholstered storage ottoman that I loved!
I made the console table and the nightstands to match. I will show how to create that finish in another post.
All the little touches made such a difference in giving this room a real “home” feeling. Charlotte was able to find some great accents for the room.
How cute is this alarm clock?
This spot in the room looked peaceful to me. The dresser is from Wayfair. It took a little while to put together, but it was worth it.
Let me take you through a few other rooms in the house.
Sarah and Nick from Nestrs put this entry together. A few of these floating shelves are now on my “To Do List.”
The Momma of this house is all about her family and this gallery wall gives her a way to remember some of her favorite days with them. Her little boy holding that pumpkin was one of her favorite photos and Easy Canvas was nice enough to put it on a canvas for her. (I have blurred the children’s faces to maintain the family’s privacy.)
Photo Credit: Driven by Decor
I was really wowed by the kids room Kristin from A Thrifter in Disguise was able to put together. You have got to see all the little details she was able to pull off.
I am so happy that I got to be part of this project. Seeing the family walk through their home, that they trusted us to decorate, was such a rewarding experience. I would encourage you to use your talents, whatever they may be, to volunteer once in a while. I’m hoping to do it again soon!
Please take a moment to see the full reveals of the other rooms in the home. Each blogger has their own story to tell of this process and I would love for you to hear it.
(Photo Courtesy of Ciburbanity)
Jaime from That’s My Letter | Laura from Finding Home Farms
Dining Room & Deck
Kris from Driven By Decor | Annie from Most Lovely Things
Charlotte from Ciburbanity | Bee from Windgate Lane | Jillian from I Am a Homemaker
Kristin from A Thrifter in Disguise
Evey from Evey’s Creations | Lynn from On Fern Avenue
Foyer, Mudroom & Bathrooms
Sarah and Nick from Nestrs
Michelle from Weekend Craft | Stephanie from Sandpaper and Glue